All in the Family featured the curmudgeonly Archie Bunker. Archie was television’s most famous grouch, blunt, blustering, straightforward and untouched by the PC crowd. He was the archetype of the conservative male. Michael desprately tried to reeducate him, but he persisted in his breviloquence.

Looking back at the last 40 years, we realize: ARCHIE WAS RIGHT!


Blog Comments

I'm trying something new with blog comments. 

Apparently you have no choice with Blogger on the word verification "option".  If you use a pop up window for comments you must have word verification.  This "feature" is built in and it doesn't matter what your settings are, it cannot be taken off.

I hate word verification.  I also hate that some of my regular readers are having their comments sent to the spam box.  Black, I'm sorry man.  I didn't know you were getting the shaft.  I'd never intentionally block your comments.  I normally don't block people who argue or disagree with me.  I certainly wouldn't block you.

Less than 2% of my readers choose to comment.  The word verification was becoming such a pain in the butt that even the 2% almost never comment anymore.  There is one comment method that Blogger allows (at least for now) me to not use word verification on.  I've decided to give that a go and see how it works out.

Please let me know what you think.  If for some reason you are still seeing word verification come up, please take the time to let me know.



  1. So far so good. No word verification when I'm signed in.

  2. WaterBoy5:31 AM

    Not signed in, no verification. Much better.

    Oops, cancel that. After I hit publish, it popped up a separate Captcha window where before it was included in the comment window. Also, I had to click in a box to say that I was not a robot, before I finally got to the Captcha window.

    For me, at least, it's had the net effect of adding an extra step.

  3. Susan9:17 AM

    Morning everybody. I didn't mind the not a robot window as long as it stayed with house address numbers. With my having to wear glasses to read now, sometimes the text ones are tricky.

  4. Susan, did you have a word verification window when you commented?


    From my home computer it doesn't require me to word verify. I'll try it at work tonight and see what happens. Do you have a google account and does it make you type in a Captcha if you are signed in?

  5. WaterBoy5:51 PM

    I do not have a Google account, so I do not know about that option. I suspect that you are right; if one is signed in then one would not get the word/number verification.

    As of now, when I click Publish, I have to do two more things:
    1. Check the box to indicate I am not a robot.
    2. Fill in the pop-up Captcha box.

    1. WaterBoy5:55 PM

      Trying a second comment now to see if the original verification carries over to subsequent comments, a la a session marker.

      (Nope, didn't carry over. I had to reverify again.)

      Oh, and the process should be listed as:

      (after clicking Publish)
      1. Check the box to indicate I am not a robot.
      2. Fill in the pop-up Captcha box, then click 'Verify'
      3. After verification, click on Publish again.

  6. Susan7:10 PM

    Yes I did. Can't remember it at the moment. I don't have a google account or word press so I do the name/url option.

  7. Susan7:13 PM

    Hasn't changed. I prefer the other with numbers. That is the easiest and least hassle to do, and if people get their scanties in a twist, well they can just sod off. Sorry but if that was their reasoning they were just a little childish.

  8. black9:10 PM

    I figured it was the old version of Opera I was running or that Google was just making it harder and wanting to track more effectively.

  9. I'm sorry guys. I've been trying to figure out how to make using the blog hassle free. I know that other blogs have commenting that is more friendly. If anyone has any ideas on how to improve it, I'd like to hear them.